Updated: February 2021
I work part time for an amazing human rights organisation, doing admin and design. I also work part time as a comment moderator, which is as trash as you’d imagine. I’d like to work full time in human rights, but y’know: NGO funding being what it is, that might take a while.
Some of the projects I’m working on in my spare time (hahahaha) are: an illustrated middle-grade novel featuring my son’s alter-ego, and a novel set in ’80s New Zealand featuring arson and sheep farming.
I’m also renovating a bus.
My days are filled with work, writing, reading, parenting, walking the dog, and going to pub quiz every week. My son is almost 11, so I am more careful these days what I write about him. (He checks the comics that feature him before I put them online.) I could do with a bit more sleep, and also a million dollars.
In 2018 I realised I didn’t have to be good at art to do comics, and I also realised I enjoy drawing. So I started making comics for fun. I haven’t done much drawing recently, as other projects have pushed comics down the to-do list.
I finished my BA in anthropology in 2017 and went straight into architecture in 2018. Architecture wasn’t the right path for me so I switched to design, but it taught me how to communicate visually instead of always relying on wordy words. I pulled out of university at the end of the NZ covid lockdown; I may finish my design degree one day, but it’s not a priority at this point.